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AmyD Says:

I have to say, I have been on the Budeprion sr and have had no ill side effects. In fact, I love it. My appetite is down, no sadness, I can concentrate, and my sex drive is through the roof. I am so sorry for all of you who have had bad experiences with it! 8-(

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frances Says:

The BuDeprion was a miracle for me. It lifted me from a terrible depression and helped my concentration. Then I ended up on the BuProprion generic by Watson and I was moody, panicky, and depressed. The BUDEPRION is what I'm sticking with!

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elg Says:

i was diagnosed with medically-resistant bi-polar disorder in 1997. i've taken so many pills, had electric-shock therapy and participated in talk/behavioral/group therapy. now am on disability, it's all so tiring... webutrin xl 300 mg worked, life was good! there was about a two week period of time when my body was objecting to another new chemical, after that... no decernable side-effects. i was happy, my shrink was happy (i've been on them all... anti-depressants) something finally worked! then, after two years, my insurance said, no, no, no... you now get the generic, bupropion xl 300 mg. going off wellbutrin and acclimating to bupropion was hell; two months of every unpleaset side effect imaginable! my depression slowly improved, but never to where it was on wellbutrin. some side-effects remain; headaches, slight insomnia, brain-fog (not bad though). now my insurance switched me to budeprion xl 300 mg, it's in their words yes, it is cheaper, but just as effective. i start 6-1-09 and imagine the adjustment period will again be tortuous; my mood might once again plummet... i hope i'm one of those who do o.k. on this 'drug-replacement-therapy! good luck to all of you, out there, too...

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kmn Says:

After being off of generic Sertraline (generic Zoloft) for a month, I have been presribed Budeprion xl 150 to start, with the idea of doubling it if 150 isn't enough.

I haven't filled the script yet, and have been doing research on it, and am now rather anxious about trying it, but really can't afford the name-brand.

I've seen a few, very few positive posts about it. Seems that most of the problems are happening to people that have previously taken Wellbutrin then switched.

Would love to hear from folks who STARTED on budeprion xl and how that went for them...

Also, experiences from those who have used the SR variety,(2X daily) in either Wellbutrin or bupropion form.
thanks.

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Brian Says:

My girlfrind takes budeprion 150mg a day. her perscription just ran out, and she will have to go without for two days. What should my concerns be?

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Lisa in Ohio Says:

Hey Kmn - I'm not in the same spot you were. I just started my first dosage BUDEPRION XL today. Afterward, I started reseaching and found this board. Would you please share your experience after taking the meds. Much appreciated.

(Kmn Says: Wednesday, 7/1/2009 9:00:02 AM

After being off of generic Sertraline (generic Zoloft) for a month, I have been presribed Budeprion xl 150 to start, with the idea of doubling it if 150 isn't enough.

I haven't filled the script yet, and have been doing research on it, and am now rather anxious about trying it, but really can't afford the name-brand.

I've seen a few, very few positive posts about it. Seems that most of the problems are happening to people that have previously taken Wellbutrin then switched.

Would love to hear from folks who STARTED on budeprion xl and how that went for them...

Also, experiences from those who have used the SR variety,(2X daily) in either Wellbutrin or bupropion form.
thanks. )

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Kmn Says:

Hi Lisa, I never took the Budeprion. I elected to go straight to Bupropion (wellbutrinXL name brand) and pay the outrageous price. There were too many things that sounded bad about Budeprion (generic) and I figured where there is smoke there's fire.

But, just today, after almost 2 months I guess, I put in a call to my doctor to try something different. Wellbutrin seems to make me a bit edgy, anxious, with not much of a sense of humor. (unless I'm making the joke) I will say, that it's true that it doesn't nullify sex-drive, which is nice. I'm either going back to Zoloft, or trying Lexipro.

It sounded like the magic bullet for everything, but I think I need something that works directly on serotonin levels. Good luck with it. It may be the right thing for you.

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J Says:

I have been taking buPROPion HCL 300mg since 08-21-09 and today woke up with my lower lip and chin feeling numb. I have also noticed becoming more anxious when I am driving. Until today, I have been feeling much better: thinking more clearly, getting things done. I called my care provider and we are going to try the 150mg to see if that makes a difference. After reading other experiences from this web site, I am wondering about the generic form of Wellbutrin too.

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JDF Says:

I'll chime in here. I started taking BuDEpion 150 XL around March. I'm actually taking it as pain management for IBS. Immediately it was the best antidepressant that I had tried yet (after extended trials of amitryptiline, celexa (both generics of course) and then lexapro). Then after 2 months my pharmacy switched generics to buPROpion. It was almost immediately downhill from there. I've stuck with it, but I've been dealing with shortness of breath, chest pain, and tightness in my throat. I wasn't sure what was wrong with me at first, but after doing research, I'm strongly suspicious of this medication now. I just called around to some other pharmacies and found the original generic that I was prescribed and hope that switching back to it will solve my problems. I'm always wary of trusting anything that I read on the internet (we're in a day and age where movie studios pay people to write positive comments about their movies on message boards after all), but for once I'm really hoping that the difference between these two medications is for real... I'll try and put an update on here after a couple weeks to let anyone who's reading know how things went. To whichever ones of you are real people, thanks for sharing your experiences.

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EM Says:

My daughter was switched by her pharmacist from Wellbutrin XL 150 to Budeprion XL 150 made by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The pharmacist assured her that the drug was exactly like what she had been taking. Within a few days my daughter became very angry, depressed, and had suicidal thoughts. We immediately switched her back to the brand name drug and haven't had any problems since. We reported the incident to the FDA. Within about three months, the Teva Pharmaceuticals company called me to ask me a few questions. They said the FDA had referred the complaint to them. I had saved the bottle of pills and told them I would make it available to them for testing. Several months later, a letter came from Teva stating that they had concluded their investigation, that a return sample was not available and therefore could not be examined. Based upon their investigation, they could find no cause for the lack of effect. They cc'd the FDA. I called the Teva representative, leaving them a message that their letter was not accurate because I still have the pills and am willing to send them for testing. No one returned my call. I then wrote a letter to the FDA stating that I had the pills available for testing and that theTeva letter contained an inaccurate statement. It has been 8 months and I have not received any response from the FDA. I guess no one cares that this generic version of this drug does not work.

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KatM Says:

I've never been on Wellbutrin. I went straight to Budeprion XL 300mg (made by Teva). It was ok but after talking with my psychiatrist, she added Fluoxetine 20mg (made by Sandoz). Things had been going pretty well for me. Not flying off the handle at any little thing, really starting to enjoy life and my kids. Yes, there are typical life problems but I can deal with them calmly and rationally. I was even slowly losing a little weight and able to manage my appetite. My latest refill was with a different generic. My budeprion by Teva was replaced with Bupropn HCL 300mg XL (made by Watson). I thought ok, what's one generic versus another generic? Well, they're not the same. I was getting a little edgy, sleeping more but feeling less rested, easy to set off and slowly gaining weight. I first blamed it on the stress of the holidays (xmas and new year). Then I received an alert from a Wellbutrin blog and it hit me! The Watson generic wasn't working for me like the Teva generic was. The Target I go to switched brands so now I have to find a place that stocks the Teva generic. If I can't, maybe I'll check out the brand name Wellbutrin. I might have to spend more money but the welfare and safety of my kids/family will be worth it. I can't go back to the old days of major depression and hope that Wellbutrin will work for me like it has for so many others. Wish me the best......

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cjhigs Says:

I have asthma and it got so bad after I started buproprion. I kept trying to tell my health care provider that it had to do with the buproprion but she didnt believe it. After reading the posts here Im glad to hear that it wasnt in my head. I started seeing a new Dr and he has me on a little mix of things which has really worked for me but when I just picked up my new prescription the pharmacy gave me budeprion,im hoping there is no change because it has taken me years to find something that has helped my depression.

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Becky Says:

Budeprion XL 300mg has had several problems and consumer complaints. There is a class action lawsuit about it: www.budeprionxlclaims.com

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Chelle Says:

I am disabled and have SSI/Medicare and all that - they WILL NOT cover Wellbutrin anymore. I wanted to try it because it's one of the very few anti-depressants I've not yet tried. My favorite was Lexapro, but my ins. will only pay for 20mgs per day per month and my therapeutic dose is 30mgs/day. I'd have to buy the other 10 pills for like 50$ or more out of pocket (which are empty except for lint) so I'm forced to take what I can get. THAT is sad esp. when I REALLY need the help from a decent med.
I've been on it for about 4 days now and I find myself irritable and snappy and mean - but this could just be my PMDD. :( I'll write again after mother nature stops by and all this typical monthly behavior has passed. (sorry to the gents who have read - I tried to phrase it as gently and quietly as I could :-/ )

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Heather Says:

Started with Budeprion and have never taken Wellbutrin. I don't feel any better and I'm easily agitated. Feel tired throughout the day and have had sinus problems since I started the medicine.

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shasta Says:

I was on Budeprion and seemed to do well. Without notice, I was switched to Bupropion, and told, when asked, that it was the same thing. I also take 10 mg Lexipro at night. Now that I've read other comments, I can see why I was inexplainably more depressed and often on the verge of tears! The Bupropion wasn't working for me. When I moved to another state, the insurance I switched to paid for Budiprion, and I felt better. I have changed doctors, and she has perscribed Welbutrin, which is being paid for. If they will pay, and it works, I'm not saying anything!

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Jess Says:

I am starting to take Budeprion for the first time. I have never been on any other medications. im not switching. Just starting. Is anyone else in the same boat? I'm trying to relieve my anxiety, not make it worse. What are the side effects? I mean I read the website that someone posted, but i found seizures, which i was assured would not happen and then nausea? Does this happen everyday? Am i going to feel nauseous for two weeks until it kicks in? Just worried. Curious. My psych wasnt the most pleasant today and I wanted to get the hell out of there.

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Di Says:

I was switched from Wellbutrin to Bedeprion and it was awful, did not figure out it was the drug until I was put through several heart tests. I had a racing heart, feelings of uneasiness, anxiety, insomnia etc. The doctor said it was stress, which I know it was not. They wanted to run heart tests just to make sure and I ended up spending a few hundred dollars for the tests. I finally self diagnosed by reading up on the drug and bingo the side effects matched exactly! I immediately stopped taking it and have been fine since, no heart paplpitations etc.
I do not recoomend this drug in anyway. Wellbutrin worked great for me.

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Ashnelson Says:

i just starting taking bupropion hcl XL 300mg ((Started on 150 mg and was fine)) ive been on it for a little over a month ans i HATE it!! Ive been on everything for my depression but most gave me tremors.. anyways this bupropion makes me feel angry, i cant eat, all i want to do is sleep and gives me dry mouth like CRAZY! when i first started it i wieghed 110 lbs. (( Im a small woman,only 5 foot)) and now im 97lbs i lokk sickly and feel it too!!

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